This Japanese series created by Shinsuke Sato is actually the adaptation of the manga of the same name written by Aso Haro. First aired on Netflix on December 10, 2020the success is immense and the series is renewed just two weeks after its first broadcast.
Beating audience records, this dramatic science fiction series has eight episodes of around fifty minutes each.
Following the announcement of the season 2Netflix shared a video featuring the new cast members:
An apocalyptic Tokyo
Alice in Borderland tells the story ofArisu (played by Kento Yamazaki), an unemployed young man addicted to video games who is about to live a traumatic experience. He is surrounded by his two best friends Chota (played by Yûki Morinaga) and Karub (played by Keita Machida) who one day find Tokyo completely abandoned.
In search of civilization, the three of them will be put to the test in many dangerous and sadistic games that will upset their humanity and their physical and emotional limits. They will meetUsagi (played by Tao Tsuchiya), an enigmatic young woman who also plays games. They will then form a group and try to unravel the mysteries and unmask the real master of the game.
Squid Game and Alice in Wonderland tunes
Alice in Borderland can claim to have inspired the famous “Squid Game” series. Indeed, if the latter is Korean, we find several similar elements with the Japanese: the heroes find themselves doing games to survive and their humanity is endangered.
Alice in Borderland begins with an accident caused by the three accomplices when they were trying to flee the police for a trifle. Refugees in public toilets, when they decide to go out, they realize that the city is totally empty.
They quickly land at Borderlands, the place where you have to play so as not to lose and therefore not die. Several elements remind us of the disney “Alice in Wonderland” with its mystical atmosphere and it does not fail to make us shiver!
A season 2 on the program?
After the huge success of the first season, Netflix has obviously planned to renew the series for a second season! After a hectic production due to the pandemic, it seems that the release is scheduled for December 2022 !
If nothing is officially announced on social networks yet, Netflix would have declared it during the Japan Festival 2021 which was held in Tokyo! A Twitter post on the official Netflix account also presaged the return of the series but without displaying an additional date:
We will therefore have to wait a while longer before finding our heroes! For the more curious and less patient, there is the famous shonen which reveals the rest of the plot. We can also find some Youtube videos that have fun predicting the future with the help of theory:
The new cast
As said before, Netflix has finally unveiled the new faces for Season 2 in a teaser video. We can thus see that Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya, Nijiro Murakami, Ayaka Miyoshi, Dōri Sakurada, Aya Asahina, Shō Aoyagi and Riisa Nakaembodying in the same order Arisu, Usagi, Chishiya, Ann, Niragi, Kuina, Aguni and Mira will be part of it.
The video also shares news from the world ofAlice in Borderlandproving that the future season promises to be explosive and very spectacular.
Arisu and Usagi should not leave the game for now, the mysteries are still too many. The end of season 1 heralded the start of new games, the heroes still have a long way to go!
Kento Yamazakithe interpreter of Arisu confided in the plot of the future season:
What is the objective of the game? Will they make it back to the real world? What is Arisu’s long-sought answer. We will continue to work very hard so that you can continue to enjoy the series until its end.